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by mikealder
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo C30 Forum, C70 Forum 2006+, S40 & V50 Forum 2004 ½ +
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

New Toy

The old Classic V70 autobox is on its way out at 190K miles so it's time for a change:

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C30 LUX T5 with plenty of optional extras fitted when built, originally supplied to a main dealer in London as a customer demo car - Mike
by mikealder
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Upper Third Brake Light not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: Upper Third Brake Light not working

Thanks for the PM, My first guess is the electronics in the REM feeding the centre brake light has blown when the wiring broke/ shorted out inside the tailgate hinge. All is not lost though as you now know the wiring is good, you can use an automotive relay to switch power to the centre brakelight, ...
by mikealder
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 n/a no spark
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: 2000 s70 n/a no spark

11b denotes the electrical distribution box in the engine bay, the number four demotes the fuse number 4 within the electrical distribution box - Mike
by mikealder
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 GLT Cyl 1 Misfire only under LOAD
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: 1998 V70 GLT Cyl 1 Misfire only under LOAD

What spark plugs have you got fitted to it? - Mike
by mikealder
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 no start (I have vida/dice)
Replies: 29
Views: 3417

Re: 2000 s70 no start (I have vida/dice)

It's the electrical connection on the immobiliser ring and the connector that goes on to the immobiliser ring that needs to be cleaned, they oxidise and create a resistance that stops the ID of the key being read by the cars immobiliser system, no key, uncoded key, dead key or wrong key equals no sp...
by mikealder
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 -- Seat Swap Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1938

Re: '98 V70 -- Seat Swap Questions

You need a seat from a 99 or 00 car, the earlier seats (up to and including 98) could be used but you need to fool the cars SRS system. I wouldn't bother with C70 seats as they have a tilt forward option for access in to the rear of the seat, and the seatbelt attachment to the seat is different to w...
by mikealder
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 T5 Headlight Reflector Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 7639

Re: 1998 V70 T5 Headlight Reflector Questions

The beam length adjustment (or height) can be adjusted in one of two ways, some cars had an electric motor with dash mounted control to move the reflector in pitch, other cars have a manual adjuster that fits in to the same hole in the back of the headlight assembly. You can remove the adjustment me...
by mikealder
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70 XC - Rear Brakes Lights Do Not Come On Topic is solved
Replies: 22
Views: 16629

Re: 2001 V70 XC - Rear Brakes Lights Do Not Come On Topic is solved

An earlier post of mine covering the brake lights with an explanation of how it works: First the diagram which I have colour coded to make it easier to follow in the text below: http://imageshack.com/a/img534/1089/u2dk.jpg Lets start at top right with the fuse 11B/12 this feeds battery voltage to th...
by mikealder
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Any interest in heated rear seats >
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Re: 96 850 Any interest in heated rear seats >

If you do pull the rear seats with heaters don't forget the relay that resides in the rear of the center console as this is the power switch for the rear seat heaters - Mike
by mikealder
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 Non-Turbo S70 Idle dipping when coming to a stop
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Re: 2000 Non-Turbo S70 Idle dipping when coming to a stop

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The above picture shows you what the resistive tracks look like in the accelerator position transmitter - Mike